Cortana

Microsoft to End Support for Cortana on iOS, Android in Early 2021

Microsoft has today announced in a support article that it will end support for all third-party Cortana skills on September 7, followed by Cortana apps for iOS and Android in early 2021, as it looks to shift its focus on a "transformational AI-powered assistant experience" in Microsoft 365. Microsoft urges its users to start managing their calendar and email, join...

Leaked Documents Detail Microsoft Contractors Who Listen to Cortana Recordings

After a recent report revealed that Microsoft contractors listen to selected Cortana and Skype recordings, Microsoft has updated their privacy policy to confirm this. A follow-up report from Vice’s Motherboard, with the help of leaked documents and interviews, suggests that these contractors have a laborious job are poorly paid. Reports about human contractors listening to […]

Microsoft Rolls Out Cortana 3.0 in Beta to iOS and Android Users

As reported by Windows Central, Microsoft has started rolling out Cortana version 3.0 in beta to iOS and Android users, that brings a redesigned UI focused on conversational experiences, new music, and podcast connections, as well as the ability to join Skype and Teams meetings by using the voice-activated digital assistant. Though Microsoft has announced the update...

Amazon and Microsoft Begin Publicly Testing Alexa-Cortana Integration

Users of Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana can now access features of the other's virtual assistant, the companies announced Wednesday. A new report from CNET explains that the collaboration, announced last fall, is finally here in limited testing form. Those who opt in, using an Echo, Windows 10, or Harmon Kaidon Invoke device will be able to summon both virtual assistants on their devices....

Microsoft and Amazon to Integrate Cortana and Alexa AI Assistants

Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa will begin “talking to each other” by the end of the year, letting each voice assistant’s users leverage the unique capabilities of the other in an unusual collaboration between the Seattle-area tech giants. According to a new report from the New York Times, Amazon's voice-powered digital assistant Alexa will now be able...

Cortana Available on iOS Later This Year, Microsoft Confirms

Earlier this year rumours surfaced about Microsoft's plans to bring Siri competitor Cortana to the iPhone. Today, official confirmation arrived in the form of a blog post on Microsoft's official blog signed by Joe Belfiore. Windows 10 features a new app called "Phone Companion" which will work as a connection hub for users on all...